Last month State Senator Brian Dahle, center, met with California Fire Safe Council members and advocates from Senate District One. Photo submitted

Senator Dahle encourages constituents to participate in Wildfire Preparedness Week

Wildfire Preparedness Week is an excellent reminder to take a moment to evaluate if your home and property is wildfire ready.

I’ve shared below a few recommendations from CalFire:

  • Prune overgrown shrubs and branches.
  • Remove debris‚ brush‚ leaves‚ and lawn clippings.
  • Relocate wood piles away from close proximity to buildings.
  • In conjunction with this‚ be sure to check out their recommendation for home hardening.Fire Safe Councilsplay a critical role in creating fire resilient communities‚ sustainable forest management‚ and mobilizing communities to take action. I was recently honored to meet with a few members from the districts to discuss legislative priorities and partnerships. As you know‚ I’ve always been a strong advocate of protectingour communities.

Interested in participating in Local Wildfire Preparedness activities on Saturday‚ May 6th?

Westwood Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
The Westwood Fire Safe Council hosts a potluck at noon, Saturday Council Saturday May 6, at The Westwood Community Center. Participants are invited to bring their favorite dish or dessert and learn more about available services (many free) related to being prepared for wildfire. Westwood Fire Department and CalFire will be on hand along with Linda Rouland of Rouland insurance to answer questions

Clear Creek Fire Preparedness Education Day
The Clear Creek Fire Department hosts Clear Creek Fire Preparedness Education Day from 9 a.m. to noon at the Clear Creek Fire Department on Highway 47. Information will be available on how to prepare your home against wildfires, defensible space, vegetation and fuel reduction. Volunteers will be there to answer questions. The event also features a sign up for a free evaluation of your home’s exterior regarding fire prevention, information about visible, reflectorized address signs, a coloring contest and information about becoming a volunteer firefighter.